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Topic: Precious stones, vintage jewelry, and glass beads! Pic heavy.  (Read 1854 times)
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« on: June 02, 2010 05:47:04 PM »

Hello! I've been working on some swaps lately and it's motivated me to finally use up some of my great jewelry stash on some things I can actually wear.



These rings are all from findings I've had lying around FOREVER, or old clip on earrings from my great-grandmother that weren't my style to wear. Got the idea from a local vintage store...the best thing is you can make two of each!

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And these are some fabulous earrings I've made from beads I either had or got at Michael's or on eBay.







Yes--they're all clip-on backs. I don't have pierced ears. I really wish there were better resources out there for us hole-less gals...Sad



And the obligatory cat-shot. Mookie's internet debut!

C&C welcome...thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010 06:25:41 PM »

These are so unique and original! I would love every single one of those rings. I especially like the green flower and the peacock. Beautiful stuff!

The clip-on earring idea is marvelous!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010 06:51:19 PM »

Great Work!  I love the cat shot.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010 09:57:34 PM »

awesome job!


 i LOOVEE the red/chain ones!  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 09:00:57 AM »

My advice: get your ears pierced.

I love the rings, the peacock especially. And the earrings? Well I like the designs, but I spent forty years wearing clip-on earrings, and they sure hurt! Getting your ears pierced only hurts once! I wish I had mine done years before I did!
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010 09:39:48 AM »

I also love the peacock and I concur that clip-ons hurt!! I had pierced ears for years when I was younger but got tired of hacing them so I removed the studs. The holes never closed!

Mookie is also really cute!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010 12:00:43 AM »

Oh my god! I loooooove that peacock ring!
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